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Now a global bestseller, the remarkable life of Rigoberta Menchú, a Guatemalan peasant woman, reflects on the experiences common to many Indian communities in Latin America. Menchú suffered gross injustice and hardship in her early life: her brother, father and mother were murdered by the Guatemalan military. She learned Spanish and turned to catechistic work as an expression of political revolt as well as religious commitment. Menchú vividly conveys the traditional beliefs of her community and her personal response to feminist and socialist ideas. Above all, these pages are illuminated by the enduring courage and passionate sense of justice of an extraordinary woman.
The best-selling account of the life of Latin American peasant woman and winner of the Nobel Peace Prize.
About the Author
Rigoberta Menchreceived the Nobel Peace Prize in 1992 for her efforts to end the oppression of indigenous peoples in Guatemala.Greg Grandinis Professor of History at New York University and author of Empire"s Workshop: Latin America, the United States, and the Rise of the New Imperialism,among others.